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Old 01-17-2012, 12:06 PM   #706
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David,

As soon as you've been added to the WBTA Facebook page, I'll do a "friend request" for you. (we are friends, right?)

Sounds like you are doing it correctly. Will be glad to help if you have questions.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:09 PM   #707
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Today's Twitter clues seem to be pointing to: EUROPE!!

I know clue #5 is a fleur de lis. Clue #4 looks Spanish.
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Elizabeth (on our FB page) gave the link to the Villefranche Coat of Arms! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bl...llefranche.png
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:50 PM   #709
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Elizabeth (on our FB page) gave the link to the Villefranche Coat of Arms! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bl...llefranche.png

That is exciting!!!!

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Old 01-17-2012, 02:43 PM   #710
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Same here Sarah...remember the days of 32kg per bag and you were allowed 2 bags each....not that we ever travelled with 2 bags each ....

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We kind of messed up in 2010 on this. We managed to get the 2 bags (just booked a week before they changed everything over) but then didn't think we would manage to get the painting we accidentally brought on the ship (free wine is not a good thing for me after martini tasting and blind bidding!) because of the size so stupidly dismantled it. Left the lovely frame in Florida! As it was we found out we could have had it as additional hand luggage and they would have stored it securely for us! Thank God they no longer do the auction onboard! I do not need any more pictures!
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THEME PARKS
  • ANIMAL KINGDOM PARK
    • Flame Tree BBQ
    • Pizzafari
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • Restaurantosaurus
    • Tusker House
    • Yak & Yeti Counter Service
    • Yak & Yeti

  • Disney's Hollywood Studios
    • '50s Prime Time Cafe
    • ABC Commissary
    • Backlot Express
    • Brown Derby
    • Catalina Eddie's
    • Fairfax Fare
    • Hollywood & Vine
    • Mama Melrose's
    • Min & Bill's Dockside Diner
    • Rosie's All-American Cafe
    • Sci-Fi Dine-In
    • Starring Rolls Cafe
    • Studio Catering Company
    • Toluca Legs Turkey Company
    • Toy Story Pizza Planet

  • Epcot
    • Coral Reef (Living Seas)
    • Electric Umbrella
    • Fountainview (Starbucks)
    • Garden Grill (The Land)
    • Sunshine Seasons (The Land)
    • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway)
    • Biergarten (Germany)
    • Boulangerie Patisserie (France)
    • Chefs de France (France)
    • Fife & Drum (American Adventure)
    • Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party
    • Katsura Grill (Japan)
    • Kringla Bakeri og Cafe (Norway)
    • La Cantina de San Angel (Mexico)
    • La Hacienda de San Angel (Mexico)
    • Le Cellier (Canada)
    • Liberty Inn (American Adventure)
    • Lotus Blossom Cafe (China)
    • Monsieur Paul (France)
    • Nine Dragons (China)
    • Restaurant Marrakesh (Morocco)
    • Rose and Crown (United Kingdom)
    • San Angel Inn (Mexico)
    • Sommerfest (Germany)
    • Spice Road (Morocco)
    • Tangierine Cafe (Morocco)
    • Teppan Edo (Japan)
    • Tokyo Dining (Japan)
    • Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (Italy)
    • Tutto Italia (Italy)
    • Via Napoli (Italy)
    • Yorkshire County Fish Shop (United Kingdom)

  • Epcot Food & Wine Festival
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Belgium
    • Brewer's Collection
    • Canada
    • Caribbean Islands
    • Cheese
    • China
    • Craft Beers
    • Desserts & Champagne
    • Florida
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hawaii
    • Hops & Barley
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Mexico
    • Morocco
    • New Zealand
    • Poland
    • Party for the Senses
    • Scandinavia
    • Singapore
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • Terra

  • Epcot Food & Garden Festival
    • Buttercup Cottage
    • Fleur De lys
    • Florida Fresh
    • Hanami
    • Intermissions Cafe
    • Jardin De Fiestas
    • Lotus House
    • Pineapple Promenade
    • Primavera Kitchen
    • The Smokehouse
    • Taste of Marrakesh
    • Urban Farm Eats

  • Magic Kingdom
    • Be Our Guest Lunch (Fantasyland)
    • Be Our Guest Dinner (Fantasyland)
    • Casey's Corner (Main Street USA)
    • Cinderella's Royal Table (Fantasyland)
    • Columbia Harbour House (Liberty Square)
    • Cosmic Ray's (Tomorrowland)
    • The Crystal Palace (Adventureland)
    • Diamond Horseshoe Review (Frontierland)
    • The Friar's Nook (Fantasyland)
    • Gaston's Tavern (Fantasyland)
    • Golden Oak Outpost (Frontierland)
    • Liberty Tree Tavern (Liberty Square)
    • The Lunching Pad (Tomorrowland)
    • Main Street Bakery (Starbucks)
    • Pecos Bill's (Frontierland)
    • Pinnochio Village Haus (Fantasyland)
    • The Plaza Restaurant (Main Street USA)
    • Sleepy Hollow
    • Tomorrowland Terrace (Tomorrowland)
    • Tomorrowland Terrace Wishes Dessert Party (Tomorrowland)
    • Tony's Town Square (Main Street USA)
    • Tortuga Tavern (Adventureland)
    • Frontierland Turkey Leg Cart
Water Parks
  • Blizzard Beach
    • Avalunch
    • The Cooling Hut
    • Lottawatta Lodge
    • The Warming Hut

  • Typhoon Lagoon
    • Leaning Palms
    • Lowtide Lou's
    • Surf Doggies
    • Typhoon Tilly's
Downtown Disney
  • Marketplace
    • babycakesNYC
    • Bodie's All American
    • Earl of Sandwich
    • Fulton's Crab House
    • Ghirardelli's
    • Marketplace Snacks
    • Pollo Campero
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • T-Rex
    • Wolfgang Puck Express

  • Pleasure Island
    • Cooke's of Dublin
    • Paradiso 37
    • Planet Hollywood
    • Portobello
    • Raglan Road

  • West Side
    • AMC 24 Pleasure Island Dining
    • Bongo's Cuban Cafe
    • Crossroads at House of Blues
    • Crossroads at House of Blues Sunday Brunch
    • Foodquest
    • Splitsville
    • Smokehouse at House of Blues
    • Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • The Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • Wolfgang Puck Express

  • West Side Food Trucks
    • Fantasy Fare truck
    • Namaste Cafe truck
    • Superstar Catering truck
    • World Showcase of Flavors truck
Wide World of Sports
    • ESPN Grill
Resorts
  • All Star Movies
    • World Premiere

  • All Star Music
    • Intermission

  • All Star Sports
    • End Zone

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • Boma Flavors of Africa
    • Jiko – The Cooking Place
    • The Mara
    • Sanaa

  • Art of Animation
    • Landscapes of Flavors

  • Beach Club
    • Beach Club Marketplace
    • Beaches and Cream
    • Cape May Cafe
    • Hurricane Hanna's

  • Boardwalk
    • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
    • Boardwalk Bakery
    • Boardwalk Pizza Window
    • ESPN Club
    • Flying Fish
    • Kouzzina

  • Caribbean Beach
    • Old Port Royale
    • Shutters

  • Contemporary
    • California Grill
    • Chef Mickey's
    • Contempo Cafe
    • The Wave
    • Top of the World Lounge

  • Coronado Springs
    • Cafe Rix
    • Laguna Bar
    • Maya Grill
    • Pepper Market
    • Siesta's

  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
    • Cabana Bar and Beach Club
    • The Fountain
    • Fresh Mediterranean Market
    • Picabu Buffeteria
    • Shula's Steakhouse
    • Todd English's bluezoo

  • Fort Wilderness
    • Crockett's Tavern
    • Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review
    • Meadows Snack Bar
    • Mickey's Backyard BBQ
    • Trail's End Restaurant

  • Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
    • 1900 Park Fare
    • Citrico's
    • Garden View Lounge Afternoon Tea
    • Gasparilla Island Grill
    • Grand Floridian Cafe
    • Mizner's Lounge
    • My Disney Girl's Perfectly Princess Tea
    • Narcoossee's
    • Pool Bar
    • Victoria and Albert's

  • Old Key West
    • Goods to Go
    • Olivia's
    • Turtle Shack

  • Polynesian
    • Captain Cook's Snack Company
    • Kona Cafe
    • Kona Island Sushi Counter
    • 'Ohana
    • Spirit of Aloha Polynesian Luau
    • TambuLounge

  • Pop Century
    • Everything Pop

  • Port Orleans
    • Boatwright's
    • Riverside Mill Food Court
    • Sassagoula Flotworks & Food Factory

  • Saratoga Springs
    • Artist's Palette
    • Grandstand Pool Bar
    • Paddock Pool Grill
    • Turf Club

  • Walt Disney World Swan
    • Garden Grove Cafe
    • Il Mulino New York Trattoria
    • Kimonos Sushi Bar
    • Splash Grill

  • Wilderness Lodge
    • Artist Point
    • Roaring Fork
    • Territory Lounge
    • Whispering Canyon

  • Yacht Club
    • Captain's Grille
    • Crew's Cup Lounge
    • Yachtsman Steakhouse
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    • Cooked a full sit-down meal in the villa
    • Cooked a meal using a resort BBQ grill
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:01 PM   #711
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Hello everyone! My mom and I just took our first Disney cruise last month and fell in LOVE!! We are huge disney fans and DVC members! We would love to do this cruise but worried about cost. Does anyone know about how many points it would be to book this cruise based on previous WBTA cruises?

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Old 01-17-2012, 03:10 PM   #712
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Hello everyone! My mom and I just took our first Disney cruise last month and fell in LOVE!! We are huge disney fans and DVC members! We would love to do this cruise but worried about cost. Does anyone know about how many points it would be to book this cruise based on previous WBTA cruises?

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Hi Erin and welcome
We are DVC members, and on the WBTA 2011, an iside cabin started at 160 points each so 320 in total. We splashed out on a balcony cabin on deck 7 and the total points for that were 770

For some reason the EBTA points were a bit cheaper, with an inside starting at 130 each , so total 260
the insides work out really well when you copnsider you are getting two weeks food as well. Hope this helps

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Old 01-17-2012, 03:28 PM   #713
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As soon as you've been added to the WBTA Facebook page, I'll do a "friend request" for you. (we are friends, right?)

Sounds like you are doing it correctly. Will be glad to help if you have questions.
Well sure we are friends. I went on the facebook page and sent a friend request to you. You will be my first friend...................well...................no not really.................but my first on facebook!!!
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:31 PM   #714
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Hi Erin and welcome
We are DVC members, and on the WBTA 2011, an iside cabin started at 160 points each so 320 in total. We splashed out on a balcony cabin on deck 7 and the total points for that were 770

For some reason the EBTA points were a bit cheaper, with an inside starting at 130 each , so total 260
the insides work out really well when you copnsider you are getting two weeks food as well. Hope this helps

margaret
Thank you so much for the quick reply! An inside cabin would be perfect for me but we got spoiled on our cruise last month since we had a balcony and mom says she cant cruise without one now.....! We have talked about maybe doing half cash and half points. We have 500 points so that might work well!
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Thank you so much for the quick reply! An inside cabin would be perfect for me but we got spoiled on our cruise last month since we had a balcony and mom says she cant cruise without one now.....! We have talked about maybe doing half cash and half points. We have 500 points so that might work well!
Erin the cheapest balcony cabin was 315 points each for a navigators verandah, or how about an oceanview they were between 228 to 264 each, that may be an option inbetween the two

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Old 01-17-2012, 04:32 PM   #716
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So it's official now..
Read on the Facebook-page that DCL cancelled the announcement (which was scheduled for wednesday) and TA's are sending out e-mails at the moment.

It's most likely because of the sad events with the Costa Concordia in Italy. Which are of course tragic!

Who knows when we'll get to know more now!
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So it's official now..
Read on the Facebook-page that DCL cancelled the announcement (which was scheduled for wednesday) and TA's are sending out e-mails at the moment.

It's most likely because of the sad events with the Costa Concordia in Italy. Which are of course tragic!

Who knows when we'll get to know more now!
I can certainly understand Disney wanting to be respectful of the Costa situation. We can wait a few more days and give our respect to all the passengers and crew ( except the ones who abandon the ship first aka the Captain) who are going through this Tragedy.
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Just popping in to say "hi"! I guess we will still be waiting to book our repeat WBTA in light of DCL postponing the press conference. We still aren't 100% on EBTA vs WBTA due to hubby's work schedule (which he gets to bid for in August) so I think we will book both, see what he is able to get in terms of vacation, then go from there. I still keep hinting at taking the ship both ways....
EBTA dates are easier to pull our child out of school, and WBTA dates would be on hubby's birthday (and all our DIS friends from 2011 WBTA). I still say both ways.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:49 PM   #719
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It's hard to tell what DCL will do. If I were in the PR department of DCL, I'd probably tell them to wait a few weeks - to let the publicity die down. This IS a tragic incident, and those people should never be forgotten.

But for a business...it'd make sense to let it quiet down. They MAY choose to release things, just with no big hoopla.

And as much as I personally wanted them to announce it tomorrow so we'd not have to wait to find out, I think canceling was the best decision. I believe I posted several pages back that I sort of felt funny being so excited about this cruise right when the tragedy occurred. Not that the tragedy will lessen for those poor families. It's just that right now might not be the best time for DCL to do anything but wait.
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Thank you so much for the quick reply! An inside cabin would be perfect for me but we got spoiled on our cruise last month since we had a balcony and mom says she cant cruise without one now.....! We have talked about maybe doing half cash and half points. We have 500 points so that might work well!
We did half points, half cash for the WBTA in 2010 and will likely do the same for the 2013. I think it was 355 points for a regular balcony but I'm sure it's gone up. The only downside of doing half cash is that they make you pay in full as soon as you book...

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But for a business...it'd make sense to let it quiet down. They MAY choose to release things, just with no big hoopla.
I think all the cruise lines will lie low for a while out of respect and figuring that some people may be gun-shy about booking a cruise right now. Prayers to all those families who lost a loved one on the Concordia. I can't believe those pictures and the stories coming out about the captain's horrid behavior...
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